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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Oct 24, 2011 Why Homelessness Is Becoming an Occupy Wall Street Issue
QUOTE: political protesters do not face the challenges of urban camping alone. Homeless people confront the same issues every day: how to scrape together meals, keep warm at night by covering themselves with cardboard or tarp, and relieve themselves without committing a crime. Public restrooms are sparse in American cities—"as if the need to go to the bathroom does not exist," travel expert Arthur Frommer once observed. And yet to yield to bladder pressure is to risk arrest.
Mother Jones Jul 28, 2006 Las Vegas Makes It Illegal to Feed Homeless in Parks
QUOTE: Las Vegas, whose homeless population has doubled in the past decade to about 12,000 people in and around the city, joins several other cities across the country that have adopted or considered ordinances limiting the distribution of charitable meals in parks.
New York Times Jul 20, 2006 Council Approves Earlier Curfew
QUOTE: Seeking to combat a surge in violent crime, the D.C. Council approved an emergency bill that would impose a 10 p.m. curfew on youths younger than 18 years old, give police immediate access to some confidential juvenile records and install surveillance cameras in residential neighborhoods for the first time.
Washington Post Mar 26, 2003 Police File Charges Against Officer Who Refused to Arrest Homeless Man
QUOTE: The [New York] Police Department filed formal charges yesterday against an officer who refused to arrest a homeless man sleeping in a parking garage near Union Square in November.
New York Times Oct 30, 2002 Exasperated Cities Move to Curb or Expel The Homeless
QUOTE: Here in this capital of compassion, public fatigue with the panhandlers besieging the city has become so intense that voters sound ready to approve a ballot measure next week that would nearly wipe out the generous monthly welfare payments that San Francisco has long provided to thousands of homeless men and women.
Washington Post Oct 12, 2002 In New Orleans, a Quarter and Change: Benches' Removal Brings Battle Over The City's Identity
QUOTE: These benches weren't just benches: They were sleeping accommodation for the Quarter's large homeless population, among other things, and their removal has created an uproar in New Orleans.
Washington Post Mar 15, 2000 Portraits in Racial Profiling: When Clothes Make the Suspect
QUOTE: ..."the felon look"—that "Tupac-thug-for-life" image and posture...account for a majority of the stops and frisks...Whites donning similar clothing rarely are stopped.
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